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Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?

mklass

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mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Sat 23-Feb-13 01:43 PM

Stan,

While you are reight in much of your logic, you forget the "feel" that people want from tehir camera, some of which translates into real concerns.

The D7000/7100/D600 are all much smaller bodies than the D300/700/800. For some people, me included, they don't feel right. I don't enjoy the tactile sense when holding them.

In real terms, for some people, that small body is a problem, given the size of their hands and fingers. Then the is also the question of balance of a small, light body ad a large lens. Finally, for this post anyway, there is the issue of what buttons, connections, and control layout options you can have with a larger body.

Some people are still wishing for a D4 body with a DX sensor. I think Nikon buried that idea with the D3/D300. However, I think there is a significant demand for a D300 size DX Pro featured camera. Is it the majority of DX shooters? Of course not, but there are likely enough potential buyers to make it worthwhile for Nikon.

I guess we'll see over the balance of this year what cameras are announced and which are dropped from the lineup.

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